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>> live, local, late breaking-- this is wbal 11 news at 12:00. >> good afternoon, everyone. our big story at noon -- the archdiocese of baltimore has a new archbishop. william edward lori has been appointed to take over for cardinal edward o'brien. alive now to the basilica for more on this story. >> baltimore is getting a new spiritual leader again. bishop william lori will become
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the 16th archbishop of baltimore. he has ties to maryland and washington d.c. and studied at mount st. mary's seminary and was ordained a priest in washington in 1977. he became bishop of bridgeport in 2001 or he restructured catholic schools. he replaces edwin o'brien. the bishop served on the u.s. conference of catholic bishops' committee on sexual abuse, helped draft the charter for the protection of young people, and serves on the committee concerned with the issues of pro-life and defense of marriage. he is an outspoken advocate for religious freedom and is chairman of the committee for religious liberty. he says he's grateful for the opportunity to serve here in baltimore. >> in the time had, i will be out visiting parishes and schools. working closely with members of the lady and those in
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consecrated life, our deakins, permanent and transitional, and i really look forward to working with everyone so that we might unite in bearing witness to christ and that we might join together in the spirit of loving service as this historic archdiocese proclaims the gospel of fresh for our times. >> he will be the 16th archbishop of baltimore on may 16. you'll hear more at 5:00, 6:00, 10:00, and 11:00. >> thank you. you can get to know william lori and read his biography and see how he got his start on our website. robert marchanti was laid to
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rest today. family and friends gathered at the trinity lutheran church on monday to pay respects to the soldier killed overseas. he is also a baltimore county teacher and was killed last month shortly after copies of the koran were burned in afghanistan. the governor has ordered all u.s. and state flags to be flown at half staff in his memory. baltimore city police are investigating the deadly shooting of a man in highlands town. he is found shot in the chest just after 8:30 on monday night. so far, no word on a suspect or motive. >> it is hard to complain about whether we have been seeing. it has been some wild for the past two weeks and we know march could be worse.
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right now, we are above normal, 62 degrees and we have not warmed much from the morning temperatures because we have so much fog and drizzle in the area. temperatures are steady and we expect a warm up into the afternoon. sunshine will help bump up the temperatures to near 70 degrees. that will make the atmosphere unstable and there could be a shower or thunderstorm in isolated spots later today. >> it is decision day in illinois where republican voters are heading to the primaries. the 54 delegates at stake could mean a new twist in this long race for the gop nomination. >> illinois is the adopted home state of president obama and the birthplace of president reagan.
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gop hopefuls argue it may mark a turning point in their campaign. >> mitt romney and rick santorum came with one message -- help- wanted. the two republican presidential candidates focused on their differences. romney tout his business experience and says the economy is the top priority. rick santorum says he's focused on the president's health-care plan and freedom. >> i don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. doesn't matter to me. my campaign does not hinge on unemployment rates. >> i do care about the unemployment rate. it does bother me. i want to get people back to work. >> of course i care about the unemployment rate. rick santorum says a win in illinois would change the election. romney is 14 points ahead of santorum while newt gingrich and
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ron paul largely sat out the state. romney has more money to spend on advertisements highlighting rick santorum is endorsement of him in 2008. >> rick santorum says it is a different race and the negative ads have not kept him from picking up 10 wins so far. romney is working to make sure santorum does not get win no. 11 tonight. >> thank you. speaking of the presidential candidates, mitt romney is heading here to maryland's tomorrow ahead of the state's april 3 primary. he will attend a town hall of and at the american legion in rbs. no tickets are required. >> the house and senate still cannot come to an agreement on a
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state budget. the senate plan would tax nearly every wage earner in the state. a house committee voted to raise the income tax rate only for single filers who earn more than $100,000 a year. there be no increase for joint filers to make less than $150,000. a house panel elevated the super tax bracket for people are half a million dollars or more. hate having to turn off your e- reader -- first, move over burger king. there is a new queen in town. how wendy's is shaping things up in the fast food industry. and we will answer your plant and garden. and garden.
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mcdonald's remains number one with more than $34 billion in u.s. sales, double wendy's and burger king combined. outback steakhouse is kicking off the official start of spring today by giving away free onions. mention to your server you were there to bloom into spring. the deal is good for today only at participating outback locations. your latest round of words with friends may not have to end when the board a plane. the faa is going to look at rules banning electronics during taxi, take off, or landing. the agency will explore testing tablets and other gadgets and it will be a lengthy process. don't look for a change anytime soon. coming up, we talk live to the stars of the new nbc comedy, "bentz." >> i think blowing engines would
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be a good curse word. we will talk about your forecast but first, a live look outdoors with light winds of the east. >> i think you are onto something. we were going to answer your plant and gardening questions.
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>> spring officially began at 1:14 this morning but the weather pattern has been way ahead of the calendar. we have seen spring-like
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temperatures for the past week or so. that trend continues this afternoon. the doppler doesn't show any activity. it is dry as you head into virginia. but what the radar cannot pick up is a low cloud cover and drizzle. it's not out of the question you could have a couple of raindrops on your windshield for the next couple of hours. then we have a chance for showers and thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon. in the satellite picture. clouds across the area and fog left over with drizzle possible. a couple of patches could filter into the afternoon. that may help temperatures bounceback and that will help create the instability to get showers and thunderstorms.
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high pressure setting off shore. you will notice the weather pattern just has not changed. the high offshore ushering in tropical air and in keeping as mild and humid. a storm system is trying to come in from the west. it is a powerful one. it brought all of this that to california and arizona and is making its way to the plains. but it is putting on the brakes because of that high pressure system. strong storms in eastern texas and threats of severe weather. the head of that, the temperatures are unbelievably mild, including chicago. it's warmer in chicago that it is right here. normally they are in the '40's and '50's this time of year. they are experiencing unusual weather. that cold air is trying to make its way east.
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we're in the '60s. we have not been able to warm up because of the cloud cover. we should be nearing the 70 degree mark this afternoon. a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. a few pin points on the map is where we could see some wet weather. the seven-day forecast calls for mild weather. the cold weather finally does arrive but it's not a big change. >> she plays a no-nonsense lawyer looking for a fresh start and he played a womanizing surfer dude. they star in the new nbc comedy "best." -- bent." you play a single mother fresh off a divorce.
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what more do we learn about your character? >> i am dating a heart surgeon. i have a 10 year-old daughter and of looking for stability in my life. in walks this womanizing motorcycle-riding bad boy and despite my best efforts, i'm very attracted to him. this makes me very angry. >> it doesn't always happen that way? the contractor is hired by alex. >> i win the job despite sleeping with her nanny. >> he sleeps with my nanny. >> it sometimes it works. i won the job and i am very clear about how much i am attracted to her and she is very clear about how much it's never
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going to happen. >> you guys have a great chemistry. what else about this show works. >> there is something unique about this show because it is a very sexy, romantic comedy but it has an incredible array of comedic actors. jeffrey tambor plays a guy is still trying to become an actor at age 60. and then by electrician, he's a recovering alcoholic. all of the characters are a little messed up. they are bent, but not broken. >> you sold me on that. i can't wait to see it.
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>> thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. >> the show premieres tomorrow night at 9:00. time now to answer your plant and gardening questions. it is the first day of spring and you brought a beautiful arrangement. >> these are all cool weather plants. pansies and this is a highway daisy. this is nice because they will handle the temperatures beautifully. >> let's start with the first question -- what is the best way to get rid of ivy? it is taking over my lawn. >> ideas tough. the best way to do it is mo over it and there is a product
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called a cut vine and stump killer. it is time consuming but you're not just spraying the spray, you're targeting that one specific plant. >> i just moved into a neighborhood where every house looks the same. what can i pair with the bushes that will dress up the front a little? >> there are all sorts of perennials out there -- and these are great and there are annual flowers like begonias and geraniums that you can plant in next month and a half or so. >> is it safe to put inside plants outside get or should i wait a few more weeks? >> if you don't mind moving him back and forth, go ahead and put them out. but when the temperature gets lower than 45 degrees, be prepared to pull them back in. watch the nighttime and early morning lows because that is one
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is going to get you. >> it is possible it will get cold again. >> our last frost day is right around the first of may. >> thank you very much. if you have a plan for a gardening question, you can send an e-mail and pictures of your plants or garden to wbaltv.com. click on family and send your questions and pictures to us. coming up next, your maryland lottery picks three and pick for whether -- lottery numbers. first, a look at how wall street is performing at this hour.
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>> in washington d.c., the cherry blossom festival gets underway. the peak bloom is expected today through friday, weeks ahead of normal. next week marks the planting of the first to cherry trees on the north bank of the tidal basin. tonight, as the archdiocese introduces its new leader, we're getting to know william edward lori. we will have a closer look at his connection to maryland. mitt romney will be in town tomorrow and local officials are
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preparing for his arrival. she was just 14 when she was electrified to death by park fans. now our family wants to make sure it never happens again. those stories and more at 5:00. and now your maryland lottery pick three and picked four numbers. >> the maryland lottery, let yourself play. >> on this first day of spring, we have a new look for are trying officials. here is your first number -- 9. the next number is 1 . the next number is 2 play the million dollar logo fun. chances for prizes up to $250,000. your first number is 6. 4.
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then let's check out this one -- 7. we're going to wrap it up with this one -- 5. the maryland lottery, let yourself play. >> and we have one last check of the forecast. >> we're waiting for a bit of a warm-up today. clouds of the temperatures down so it's not as nice as it was yesterday. i think we will get a little sun and it's easy to warm up in the afternoon if we get a little sun. watch out for scattered showers and thunderstorms. look at these temperatures -- warming up midweek and then back into the 60s by this weekend, but no major cold snap. >> happy spring. >> thank you for joining us. >> have a great day. >> follow breaking news and whether any time at wbaltv.com and stay connected with us on
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